Welcome to Week 15!

Welcome to another week at NES! Let’s make it count - Thanksgiving break is just around the corner!

Progress Reports

Due to school closure on Thursday, Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Monday, November 14.

Withhold Decline Health Services

Withhold/Decline School Health Services Forms will be sent home with students this week. Please return to school if you would like to opt out.

Migrant Parent Meeting

OCSB Migrant Parent meeting takes place on Thursday, November 17 at IRSC campus. The meeting starts at 6 PM.

Early Release Friday

Friday, November 18 is an Early Release Day. Students’ dismissal starts at 11:30 AM.

Fall Break

Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25 is Fall Break. There is no school for students. 

Holiday Food Drive

Students are invited to participate in the Food for Families food drive between now and December 9. Classrooms with the most donations by November 18 will participate in a snow-cone party. Classroom with the most donations by December 9 will win a donut part. Thank you Mrs. Stefanie Love and Student Council for overseeing this initiative!

NES Track and Field Day

NES Track and Field Day is scheduled for Friday, December 2.

Florida State Assessment Progress Monitoring Round 2

STAR Early Literacy, STAR, and FAST assessments are scheduled to start on December 5. All students will be participating in this assessment on their scheduled days during the month of December.

Heiken Vision Program

The Okeechobee County Health Department has partnered with a program called Heiken to provide free eye exams and glasses to eligible students. They will provide a mobile on site service if at last 30 eligible students sign up. The application is online and can be accessed here: https://mobile.floridaheiken.org/

This program is for ANY student pre-k through 12th grade.


Aftercare Openings

We have great news! Our school aftercare program now has openings. To find out more about this program, please visit the Aftercare Information page on our district website. Here is the link to register for aftercare: https://forms.gle/BSdHDqLfFc693JZT6

2nd 9 Weeks AR Goals

Our AR reading goals for the 2nd 9 weeks are as follows:

  • KG: all letters/sounds, 1/2 sight words
  • 1st Grade: 5 points
  • 2nd -3rd Grade: 10 points
  • 4th-5th Grade: 12 points

Fridays are Spirit Days! 

Classroom with the most school spirit will receive popsicles. Our most spirited classroom this week was Mrs. Gagliano’s homeroom - most everyone wore red, white, and blue in honor of Veterans Day.

Menu for the Week

Grades K-5


Corn dog mini's / Hawaiian bread sandwich


Shepherd's pie / hot dogs


Pizza / yogurt


Grilled cheese/ bbq pork





Hawaiian bread sandwich


Chicken nuggets




Grilled Cheese



Upcoming Dates

  • 11/18 Early Release Day 
  • 11/21-11/25 Fall Break
  • 11/24 Thanksgiving
  • 12/02 NES Track and Field 
  • 12/5 Science Board Workshop (Media Center)
  • 12/9 All Science Fair Boards Due
  • 12/13 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 12/15 NES Science Fair Family Night
  • 12/17 Student Council participates in Wreaths Across America
  • 12/16 County Track and Field 
  • 12/23 Early Release Day
  • 12/26 Winter Break Starts
  • 01/09 Teacher Work Day - No Students
  • 01/10 Students Return to School
  • 01/16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • 01/17 Report Card Day

More events can be found at http://nes.okee.k12.fl.us/events 

Family Resources

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app. 

Let’s make it a great week!


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School